GOPers back plan to merge agencies, but oppose effort to increase passenger ticket fees to pay for security costs at the nation's airports.
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Proposal would give the national intelligence director one point of contact with the eight defense intelligence agencies the director will oversee.
An initial test on material from a Pentagon mail center turned up positive for anthrax.
GAO says agency lacks documentation to show whether it has negotiated fair prices.
Defense officials tell Senators that more information will emerge during upcoming "meet and confer" period.
Protest by losing employee team could delay plans to transfer flight service work to contractor.
Hearing of Senate Judiciary subcommittees focuses on challenges, vulnerabilities of enforcing border and immigration laws.
Budget Committee Chairman Jim Nussle, R-Iowa, said he was not confident the two chambers could resolve their differences in conference.